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Southampton Police: Man Arrested After Trying To Steal Chips And Beer

Ollie James Booker (credit: Southampton Police Dept.)

Ollie James Booker (credit: Southampton Police Dept.)

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - If you want chips and beer, you’re going to have to pay for them. Otherwise, prepare to be arrested.

Southampton police said that at about 11:20 Thursday night, a clerk working at the Shell gas & convenience store at 9 Lake Avenue in Riverside observed a male come into the convenience store and stuff a can of Pringles worth $2.75 underneath his shirt and exit the store.

A few minutes later, the same subject came back into the store and made his way to the beverage section, where he took a 24-ounce can of Colt 45 worth $2.00 and then ran for the exit.

This time the clerk was prepared. He locked the door to detain the criminal and called 911.

Detectives arrived within minutes and observed the subject inside the store kicking and punching the glass entry door in attempts to get out.

When the clerk opened the door for police, the intoxicated subject continued hitting and fighting with the detectives in attempts to flee and resist arrest.

Arrested was Ollie James Booker, 49, of Riverhead. He was charged with three misdemeanors – petit larceny, resisting arrest, and obstructing governmental administration.

He was held overnight and arraigned at Southampton Justice Court Friday morning, where he was remanded to county jail in lieu of $2,500.00 bail.